Baby's body accidentally cremated

The bodies of two babies have been mixed-up in a Sydney hospital, which resulted in one of the children being accidentally cremated, New South Wales health authorities have said.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the babies - one stillborn and one miscarried - had been mixed-up by staff at Royal North Shore Hospital last year because a blanket obscured an identification tag.

Both of the babies' bodies were then cremated, despite the family of one of the children requesting a burial.

The health department apologised to both of the families and offered grief counselling.

Read more at abc.net.au 


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